I hope everyone had a good turkey day and a good DFS day. Today the NHL is doing split slate. I will be focusing on the 7 pm slate. Time to get a Black Friday deal and put some money in our pockets.
Connor McDavid - Center - ($8400 FD / $8500 DK) - McDavid and his Oilers head to Arizona to take on the Coyotes, in what should be a wide-open game. In 21 games this season McDavid has nine goals and 18 assists and is on a three-game scoring streak. Five of his nine goals have come on the road, like Crosby he is a road warrior. I like his line tonight to score easily against a Coyotes team that is near the bottom of the NHL in goals allowed. He should have you a goal and two assists with five shots and with his goal coming on the power play.
Vladislav Namestnikov - Center - ($4100 FD / $4500 DK) - Since being moved to center the top line, Namestnikov has answered to the tune of four points in four games. All his points have come via the assist, but he should get on the goal sheet tonight against the Blue Jackets of Columbus. I expect two goals, one assist and four shots on net with a blocked shot. Use him now while DraftKings & FanDuel have his price low.
Patrick Eaves- Wing - ($5700 FD / $5800 DK) - Eaves has been on fire to the tune of seven goals and four assists in his last ten games. His price is starting to catch up with his production so jump on his production while his price is not too him. Eaves should have his way with the Canucks at home and score you a goal and an assist. He and his line are in play.
Cappy's Super Sleeper
Lauri Korpikoski - Wing - ($3300 FD / $3200 DK) - Korpikoski is a depth forward for the Dallas Stars who has tons of talent. We are just waiting for him to unleash that talent. He has four goals and four assists this season, and this is the kind of game he can sneak in and make your lineup a winning lineup. He could score you a goal and two assists while getting four shots on net and two blocked shots. Even as a stand alone to open up cap space would be OK on this slate. I do not highly suggest doing that, but if you need the space, he is a good target.
Games To Target
I will be listing the teams you want to target in this slate with a little info on each team.
Dallas Stars - Dallas should have their way with the Canucks tonight, considering they are bigger and faster at both ends of the Ice. Their top two lines are big plays tonight, as is Benn (Jordie) and Klingberg on defense.
Edmonton Oilers - I like the Oilers tonight to pour on the scoring. All three of their Centers and those lines can be in play. I also love Sekera on Defense in both cash and GPP.
Tampa Bay Lightning - Everyone felt that the Lightning were down once Stamkos went down. With Drouin coming back, and Namestnikov playing well as a top line center, they are still a force in the NHL. The top two lines are in play tonight, with a flier on their third line in GPP. I love Nesterov and Hedman on defense, and Nesterov saves you cap space and has huge upside.
**As always check before puck drop to see starting goalies, as things change**
I will list a few goalies and if you want them in cash, gpp, or both.
Chad Johnson - GPP
Cam Talbot - Cash/GPP
Jimmy Howard or Petr Mrazek - GPP
Ben Bishop - Cash/GPP
Kari Lehtonen - GPP (Niemi is an ok pivot if Lehtonen does not start)